TRANSFERRING CLIENTS FROM INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT

Impact on Client Functioning

Authors


  • Invited for inclusion in this special section of the Journal. Work was supported by grant MH00842 from the National Institute of Mental Health.

NH-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766 [e-mail: MicheIle.P.Salyers@Dartmouth.Edu]

Abstract

The effects of transferring clients from assertive community treatment to a less intensive (step-down) case management program were examined. Service use decreased significantly after transfer to the step-down program, and no negative effects of transfer on hospital use or client functioning were evident. Critical elements for successful step-down are suggested and discussed.

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